What is setup.exe?

setup.exe is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the setup.exe version information.

setup.exe's description is "Windows Installer"

setup.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

setup.exe is usually located in the 'C:\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected setup.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on setup.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Installer
Internal nameSetup
Original filenameSETUP.EXE
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version6.1.7601.17514
File version6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Installer
Internal nameSetup
Original filenameSETUP.EXE
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version6.1.7601.17514
File version6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1..

Digital signatures [?]

setup.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Corporation
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA
Certificate serial number6108775f00000000004a

VirusTotal report

1 of the 56 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the setup.exe file. That's a 2% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Bkav HW64.packed.9C2A
1 of the 56 anti-virus programs detected the setup.exe file.

Folder name variants

setup.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\. The most common variants are listed below:

Other files also named setup.exe

setup.exe (176 votes)

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD55774706033815918d0e790b00330663d
SHA256ff560c78cc5b64805c65eb484667b3edf6283da28cf308fc63c84d7cda39cf80

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to setup.exe:

setup.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

setup.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Windows Installer has stopped working.

End Program - setup.exe. This program is not responding.

setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

setup.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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Comments

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